DVD release from Chinese Action Movie, Here's Thai (dub) audio version included.
DVD Format: NTSC [DVDISO]
DVD Size: DVD5 & DVD9
Video Bitrate: 523 Mb/s
Screen Format: Anamorphic Widescreen 235: 1
Audio Language: Mandarin, Thai (dub) (dvd5)
Audio Format: DD 51 (dvd5)
Audio Language: Mandarin (original), English (dub)(dvd9)
Audio Format: DD 2.0, DD 5.1 (dvd9)
Subtitles: English, Chinese, Thai
Size: 4.2GB (dvd5) 7.64GB (dvd9)
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Tai Chi presents a new breed of Chinese kung fu movies like you've never seen it before! Producer Chen Kuo Fu (Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame) and director Stephen Fung (House of Fury) audaciously attempt to rejuvenate period kung fu films by fusing the gist of the genre with elements of comic book, video game and even Victorian steampunk. Envisioned as a big-budget trilogy, Tai Chi tells the classical story of a martial arts master's journey from zero to hero, and its first two installments – neatly named Tai Chi 0 and Tai Chi Hero, respectively – were produced and subsequently released back-to-back in 3D.
Starring Tony Leung Ka Fai, Eddie Peng, Angelababy and William Feng, Tai Chi 0 introduces newcomer Yuan Xiaochao (formerly an Olympic gold medal-winning wushu athlete) as the male lead, with special appearances of Shu Qi, Daniel Wu and many other star cameos to round out the stellar cast. Behind the camera, the innovative hybrid kung fu comedy boasts over-the-top fight scenes choreographed by legendary action director Sammo Hung as well as stylish production design from Oscar-winning art director Timmy Yip, both of whom earning a Golden Horse Awards nomination for their groundbreaking works here.
Set in the chaotic early-19th century China, Tai Chi 0 follows martial arts prodigy Yang Luchan (Yuan Xiaochao), a goofy young man born with a special gift that, when triggered, turns him temporarily into an invincible fighter. Unfortunately, that untamed superpower is lethal for Luchan, and to save his life, he is advised to go to the Chen village to learn their school of tai chi. However, the villagers are forbidden to teach their kung fu to outsiders, and the hapless boy learns it the hard way when he tries to force his way in. Meanwhile, the eccentric village head Master Chen Changxing (Tony Leung Ka Fai) learns that their village is targeted for demolition in order to make way for the railway. He realizes that the key to defeating TROY No.1 – the massive mechanical monster manned by the malevolent railway engineer Fang Zijing (Eddie Peng) – lies in his daughter Yuliang (Angelababy) and Luchan...
The Tai Chi Hero rises in the highly anticipated follow-up to Stephen Fung's ambitious kung fu action fantasy blockbuster Tai Chi 0! After all the intriguing setting up in the first film, the sequel smoothly shifts into high gear as it continues the amazing adventure of kung fu boy wonder Yang Luchan (Yuan Xiaochao). On the wedding day of Luchan and Yuliang (Angelababy), village outcast Zaiyang (William Feng) - the unruly eldest son of village chief Master Chen Changxing (Tony Leung Ka Fai) - suddenly comes back home with his wife Yun'er (Nikki Hsieh) after an absence of ten years. Soon afterwards, inexplicable things begin to happen in the village, and the villagers blame Luchan, the outsider, for the ominous happenings and call for his banishment. Meanwhile, after finding out about Luchan's past with the rebels, a vengeful Fang Zijing (Eddie Peng) brings his latest WMD to attack the Chen village. Determined to sacrifice himself for the village, Master Chen asks Luchan and Yuliang to seek help from the imperial court in the capital, where the best martial artists in the nation reside..